With local teams playing well, New Yorkers desperately search for a new punching bag
on Nov 10, 2011
At any given time during the year, a New York sports fan has at least one professional team to poke fun at. Whether it’s the Mets, the Knicks or the Jets, it’s become an expected ritual in the life of the tri-state fan. So, with all the local teams playing well, why doesn’t anyone seem to care?
“Well played, fundamentally sound teams are boring. They’re boring,” said one self-proclaimed New York die-hard. “What the heck am I supposed to call the radio and moan about? The Yankees pitching staff?”
The Giants and Jets are cruising, the Rangers are off to a nice start, and the Knicks are locked out. That doesn’t leave much for the New York fan to complain about.
“Normally about this time I’d be calling for Glen Sather’s head, but the Rangers look sharp,” one hockey aficionado stated. “The Islanders kind of stink but, I don’t know, do they even count?”
A wave of apathy has engulfed New York and its surrounding areas. Only Yankee fans know the feeling of watching a good team year in and year out, and even they love to whine about everything from player moves to ticket prices.
“It’s tough to be a New York sports fan right now,” said a blue and orange adorned Brooklyn hipster. “Don’t get me wrong, I want to rip the Mets, but I’m afraid everything has already been said and I don’t want to be accused of plagiarism.”
The only hope now is the NBA lockout is overturned, and the Knicks return to their underachieving ways, the Giants regress to the norm, and the Jets lose to their old rivals from New England this weekend. That would give them something to talk about.